Whiteside will return after exiting Saturday's Game 5 against the Lakers with a dislocated left pinky finger, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Whiteside suffered the injury during the first quarter and immediately headed to the locker room, but he'll be able to retake the court. He had two points (1-4 FG) and two rebounds over seven minutes in the early going of Game 5.
Whiteside will start over Wenyen Gabriel, next to Jusuf Nurkic for Saturday's Game 3 against the Lakers, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. Coach Terry Stotts is seemingly looking to protect the paint early in the game, as Anthony Davis was tearing the Blazers up near the rim in Game 2. It's not clear if Whiteside's workload will change dramatically. In the series, he's averaging 6.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks across 24.0 minutes.
Whiteside (hip) will be available for Tuesday's game against Dallas, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. As expected, Whiteside will make his return after missing the previous two games with a strained left hip. After providing borderline-first-round value in some leagues before the shutdown, Whiteside's production has sharply declined since he moved to the bench behind Jusuf Nurkic.
Whiteside (hip) is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Mavs, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwets reports. A left hip strain kept Whiteside out of the Blazers' last two games, but he should be back in action Tuesday. Assuming that's the case, expect Whiteside to slide back into his new role as the backup to Jusuf Nurkic.
Whiteside (hip) will not play in Sunday's contest against the 76ers, Jason Quick of The Athletic reports. After missing Saturday's loss to the Clippers, Whiteside will be forced to sit out of a second consecutive contest. As the big man was previously listed as doubtful, it does not come as much of a surprise that he will not participate in Sunday's contest. Whiteside's next opportunity to return to the floor will come on Tuesday against the Mavericks.
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